ICON Sponsors Visit to Public Art Mini-Golf Course at First Tennessee Park

13522069_1065349926863604_2309118108515098197_nStill a relatively recent transplant to this city, I was quite interested when a colleague introduced me to the professional organization known as ICON (Inter-Museum Council of Nashville), a network of professionals committed to encouraging the development and education of Nashville-area museums and cultural institutions.

The most recent ICON event I attended was held at the new Nashville Sounds stadium, or First Tennessee Park. Prior to the game, we visited the new public art mini-golf course, which doubles as a public art showcase and a fun form of entertainment in the right field. The golf course exhibits the work of various local or regional artists at each of the nine holes. The curator, OZ Arts Nashville’s Lauren Snelling, and two of the artists, Cory Basil and Brian Somerville, spoke about the art currently on display.

The nine-hole miniature golf course, called The Country Club at The Band Box, officially opened on June 28, and Strategic Hospitality partnered with the Nashville Sounds, OZ Arts Nashville, and the Arts and Business Council on the project. All ages are welcome in groups up to 4 players. The cost is $5 per player and is open during regular ballpark hours with extended hours following Thursday, Friday and Saturday home games.

Anyone directly involved with a museum or cultural institution as a staff member or volunteer is invited to become a member of ICON. This ICON-sponsored event provided such a fun way to learn about this new cultural element and entertainment option for Sounds fans to enjoy when attending the games.—Millie Fullmer

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